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srsg-kubiš-welcomes-baghdad-erbil-negotiations TEHRAN, 20 August 2017 (UNIC) –  The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General (SRSG) for Iraq, Mr. Jan Kubiš, met on 16 August with the Kurdistan political delegation. He welcomes the dialogue between Baghdad and Erbil that is ongoing and urges the two sides to agree on a roadmap with timelines how to resolve all...
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message-of-unfpa-acting-executive-director-dr-natalia-kanem-world-humanitarian-day Every woman has the right to decide whether or when she will become pregnant, to give birth safely and to be protected from gender-based violence. Yet every day, untold millions of women and girls, whose lives have been upended by wars, conflicts or natural disasters, cannot enjoy these rights. Health systems and the rule of law...
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unesco-supports-expert-meeting-on-economic-development-of-rural-regions On 16 August 2017, the UNESCO Chair in Natural Disasters Management organized the “Economic Development of Rural Regions Expert Workshop”, with the support of Iranian National Commission for UNESCO and the UNESCO Tehran Cluster Office. The meeting took place at the Islamic Revolution Housing Foundation in Tehran. The workshop focused on...
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commemoration-world-humanitarian-day-in-qazvin Qazvin – Disability Association of Tavana (DAT) commemorated World Humanitarian Day by holding a festival for a group of top students in Qazvin, capital of the Qazvin Province on 16 August 2017. Some 1000 students and their families, local officials, members of the DAT Board of Directors and a group of DAT personnel participated in this...
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leaving-about-un-iran-partnership-during-celebration-of-international-youth-day-in-iran TEHRAN- International Youth Day was celebrated in Tehran by UN agencies, in cooperation with the Ministry of Youth and Sports, and the Iranian National Commission for UNESCO at the Sa’adabad Cultural and Historical Complex on 13 August 2017. The event was organized and led by UNESCO with the support of UNIC, UNFPA, UNICEF, WHO, UNDP...
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fao-advocates-on-role-of-soils-for-offsetting-aviation-emissions Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) recently released a publication that highlights the importance of soil carbon sequestration as an option for offsetting international aviation CO2 emissions. According to a press release published by the FAO Representation in the Islamic Republic of Iran, the...
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unesco-celebrates-international-youth-day 12 August was first designated International Youth Day by the UN General Assembly in 1999, and serves as an annual celebration of the role of young women and men in development, and an opportunity to raise awareness of the challenges and problems facing the world’s youth. This year’s theme is ‘Youth Building Peace’, to celebrate young...
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secretary-general-appoints-alison-smale-of-uk-under-secretary-general-for-global-communications TEHRAN, 10 August 2017 (UNIC) -- United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed Alison Smale of the United Kingdom as the next Under-Secretary-General for Global Communications, United Nations Department of Public Information. She succeeds Cristina Gallach of Spain to whom the Secretary-General is grateful for her...
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august-2017-model-un-exercise-preparation A training session on Model UN Conference was organized in Tehran by the UN Information Centre (UNIC) in cooperation with the International Studies Journal (ISJ). The Model UN Conference will simulate the session of the Security Council on “Non-proliferation/Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK)”. The full day session was held at...
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researchers-of-tehran-province-water-and-wastewater-company-learned-more-about-the-un-website The UN Information Centre (UNIC) held “Finding UN Information and Documentation” workshop for some 8 researchers from Sustainability Office, Tehran Province Water and Wastewater Company at the UN office in Tehran on 31 July 2017. The workshop was jointly conducted by the UNIC Reference Assistant Ms. Nazanin Ghaemmaghami-Farahani and UNIC...
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terrorists-killed-241-iraqis-in-july-2017-un TEHRAN, 2 August 2017 (UNIC) – A total of 241 Iraqi civilians were killed and another 277 injured in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in Iraq in July 2017*, according to casualty figures recorded by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI). The number of civilians killed in July (not including police) was 239,...
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breastfeeding-a-smart-investment-not-only-in-the-health-of-children,-but-also-in-the-wealth-of-nations Tehran, 01 August 2017- “Breastfeeding is indeed a smart investment not only in the health of children, but also in the wealth of nations,” said UNICEF Representative in Iran, Dr Will Parks, in his speech in the launch ceremony to start the World Breastfeeding Week organized by Iran’s Ministry of Health and Medical Education at...
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fraudulent-e-mails-misusing-the-un-name The United Nations has been made aware of a growing number of correspondences, being circulated via e-mail, from Internet web sites, and via regular mail or facsimile, falsely stating that they are issued by, or in association with the United Nations and/or its officials. These scams, which may seek to obtain money and/or in many cases...
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fao-introduces-new-guidelines-to-countries-on-monitoring-forest-resources FAO has developed new guidelines aimed at helping countries develop strong National Forest Monitoring Systems, which are key to measure progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). According to a press release published by the FAO Representation in the Islamic Republic of Iran, To fulfil their pledges under the...
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unesco-kicks-off-three-day-workshop-on-biosphere-reserves-around-the-caspian-sea Tehran, 25 July 2017- this morning marked the start of a three-day workshop on UNESCO Biosphere Reserves around the Caspian Sea with representatives from Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan and Russia. The Iranian participants of the workshop are experts from the Department of Environment; the Ministry of Energy of Iran; the Forests, Range and...
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the-effectiveness-of-international-judicial-cooperation,-mutual-legal-assistance-and-extradition-highlighted-by-unodc-and-the-iranian-judiciary The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime in Iran in close collaboration with the Islamic Republic of Iran’s Judiciary International Affairs, Kerman Province General Prosecutor’s Office and Ministry of Foreign Affairs held a two-day national meeting on “International Judicial Cooperation” with specific emphasis on the...
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july-2017-post-graduate-students-of-international-law-navigate-the-un-online The UN Information Centre (UNIC) held “Finding UN Information and Documentation” workshop for some 10 Ph.D. students of international law from Islamic Azad University Central Tehran Branch at the UN office in Tehran on 21 July 2017. The workshop was conducted by the UNIC Reference Assistant Ms. Nazanin Ghaemmaghami-Farahani. Students...
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fao-6-9-syrians-still-uncertain-about-next-meal Food security in parts of Syria is slightly better than the same time last year due to an improved security situation and enhanced access to humanitarian assistance, but the overall situation remains far worse than before the war, two UN agencies warned. The latest Crop and Food Security Assessment Mission (CFSAM) conducted by...
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best-tribute-to-mandela-are-actions-that-improve-the-world-un-chief TEHRAN, 18 July 2017 (UNIC) – United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in his message on Nelson Mandela International Day, 18 July 2017, said the best tribute we can pay this great man is not words or in ceremonies, but actions that improve our world. The full text of his message reads: Nelson Mandela continues to inspire the...
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fao-improves-livelihoods-of-234,000-syrians In strife-torn Syria, the food security and livelihoods situation of some 234,000 people has received a strong boost thanks to a recently completed animal health campaign led by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in collaboration with the Syria Veterinary Medical Association. According to a press...
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briefing-on-un-activities-in-iran-for-belgian-professors-and-students TEHRAN - UNIC National Information Officer Mohammad Moghadam briefed some 22 visiting students and 3 professors from Olivaint Conference of Belgium on high lights of United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) 2017-2021 including issues such as environment, health, resilient economy and drug control at UN conference room on...
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eight-new-sites-inscribed-on-unesco’s-world-heritage-list The World Heritage Committee meeting in Krakow since 2 July today inscribed cultural sites in Denmark, France, Germany, Iran, Poland, and the Russian Federation, along with one that spans Croatia, Italy and Montenegro. The sites added, in order of inscription are: Historic City of Yazd (Islamic Republic of Iran) The City of Yazd is...
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un4u-and-briefing-on-un-for-law-students-of-azad-university TEHRAN - UNIC NIO Mohammad Moghadam and Reference Assistant Nazanin Ghaemmaghami jointly held a UN4U and Briefing Session on UN for some 17 law students from Islamic Azad University in Parand, south of Tehran at UNIC library on 6 July 2017. During the session, Mr. Moghadam briefly talked about the history of League of Nations and then...
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islamic-republic-of-iran-on-a-fast-track-to-beating-noncommunicable-diseases Since the 1960s, the Islamic Republic of Iran’s urban population has tripled and life expectancies have risen. This, however, has increased people’s exposure to tobacco, unhealthy diets, and physical inactivity – among the main risk factors for noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), primarily cardiovascular and lung diseases, cancer and...
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un4u-and-briefing-on-un-for-high-school-students TEHRAN - UNIC in cooperation with UNESCO National Commission organized a briefing session on the United Nations for some 16 students from Allameh Heli, Farzanegan, Allameh Tabatabaee, Atomic Energy, Aboureyhan, Razi, Mahdavi and Mellat High Schools in Tehran at UNIC library on 5 July 2017. Manager of Human and Social Sciences Department...
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the-regional-forum-on-ageing-ends-with-field-visits-of-rehabilitation-centers-and-nursing-homes Tabriz, 5 July 2017-The Regional Forum on Policy Implication of Population Ageing continued today with field visits of a day rehabilitation center, and a nursing home in Tabriz. The Shams Rehabilitation and Educational center is a private day care facility in the city of Tabriz, partially subsidized by the Welfare Organization,...
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text-of-tehran-ministerial-declaration We, the Ministers and high-level representatives participating in the International Conference on Combating Sand and Dust Storms: Having met in Tehran to exchange views, share experiences and best practices on combating Sand and Dust Storms and to contribute to global and regional efforts to put forward a concerted and...
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the-dubai-international-award-for-best-practices-in-association-with-un-habitat TEHRAN, 5 July 2017 (UNIC) -- The Dubai Municipality and UN-Habitat have launched “The Dubai International Award for Best Practices” competition on Best Practices. The Dubai International Award for Best Practices to Improve the Living Environment will be presented this year in the light of New Urban Agenda, signed in October 2016. This...
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the-regional-forum-on-ageing-second-day Tabriz, 4 July 2017-The Regional Forum on Policy Implications of Population Ageing continued into its second day in Tabriz with presentations by national and international experts in the field. Discussion panels and presentations covered the topics of ageing and policy formulation, policy implementation, monitoring and...
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un-iran-launches-video-on-international-conference-on-combating-sand-and-dust-storms UN Iran launched a video clip on the occasion of the opening-ceremony of the International Conference on Combating Sand and Dust Storms which was inaugurated today in Tehran by the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Dr. Hassan Rouhani. The video clip includes specialized messages for this conference by: The United Nations...
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international-conference-on-combating-sand-and-dust-storms-iran The International Conference on Combating Sand and Dust Storms is hosted by the Department of Environment and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran, with the cooperation of the United Nations Department of Social and Economic Affairs (DESA), UN Environment (UNEP) and the UN Development Programme(UNDP). Objective:...
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terrorists-killed,-wounded-715-iraqis-in-june TEHRAN, 2 July 2017 (UNIC) – A total of 415 Iraqi civilians were killed and another 300 injured in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in Iraq in June 2017*, according to casualty figures recorded by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI). The number of civilians killed in June (not including police) was 411,...
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ungass-a-ground-breaking-moment-for-action-against-drug-abuse,-trafficking-–-un-chief TEHRAN, 25 June 2017 (UNIC) – United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in his message on the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, 26 June 2017, called UN General Assembly Special Session on the World Drug Problem (UNGASS) as a ground-breaking moment that provided a detailed and forward-looking blueprint for...
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world-drug-report-2017-29-5-million-people-globally-suffer-from-drug-use-disorders,-opioids-the-most-harmful TEHRAN, 22 June 2017 (UNIC) – In 2015 about a quarter of a billion people used drugs. Of these, around 29.5 million people - or 0.6 per cent of the global adult population - were engaged in problematic use and suffered from drug use disorders, including dependence. Opioids were the most harmful drug type and accounted for 70 per cent of the...
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low-or-middle-income-countries-host-84-of-world-refugees-un-chief TEHRAN, 21 June 2017 (UNIC) – United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in his message for World Refugee Day, 20 June 2017, said today, 84 per cent of the world’s refugees are hosted by low-or middle-income countries.   World Refugee Day is an expression of solidarity with people who have been uprooted from their homes by war or...
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fao-hosts-intl-seminar-on-drought-co-organized-by-iran-and-netherlands Investing in preparedness and building the resilience of farmers is fundamental to facing situations of extreme drought, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said today. According to a press release published by the FAO Representation in the Islamic Republic of Iran, "Saving livelihoods means saving lives - this is what...
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war,-violence,-persecution-push-displacement-to-new-unprecedented-high War, violence and persecution worldwide are causing more people than ever to be forcibly displaced, according to a report published today by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency. UNHCR’s new Global Trends report, the organization’s major annual survey of the state of displacement, says that at the end of 2016 there were 65.6 million people...
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un-is-making-every-effort-to-address-the-root-causes-of-conflict-related-sexual-violence-guterres TEHRAN, 20 June 2017 (UNIC) – United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in his message on the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict, 19 June 2017, said the United Nations is making every effort to address the root causes of conflict-related sexual violence by using preventive diplomacy,...
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secretary-general-s-remarks-at-memorial-for-dr-babatunde-osotimehin,-late-executive-director-of-the-united-nations-population-fund-unfpa Today we mourn this heartbreaking loss.  And we remember his inspiring life.   Babatunde was completely devoted to the cause of women and girls – especially those who are most marginalized.   He was driven by the conviction that every single family on earth should be free to decide on the timing and spacing of their children.  ...
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iran-and-undp-strengthen-efforts-to-combat-desertification Today, around the world, over 250 million people are directly affected by desertification. About 1 billion people – in over 110 countries – are currently at risk of its consequences. Here in Iran, the level of desertification is “high”. Over 20 per cent of the country’s land is exposed to desertification. Deserts threaten 18 provinces and...
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birth-of-hawksbill-turtles-on-the-shores-of-the-persian-gulf Hawksbill Turtles are critically endangered species. This is mostly due to human and natural impacts. They are accidentally captured and threatened by fishing nets. Fox is a natural predator. Despite the turtle’s international protected status, Hawksbill eggs are still eaten around the world. However, in some corners of the world, there...
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fao-assists-iran-to-boost-oils-seed-production-and-reach-self-sufficiency Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) by conducting an inception workshop in Tehran launched its new project in Iran to improve sustainable oilseed crop production especially on Soybean harvest while integrating the latest technologies into cereal-based systems. According to a press release published by the FAO...
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united-nations-secretary-general-antonio-guterres-message-for-the-100-day-countdown-to-the-international-day-of-peace-13-june-2017 Upon taking up my duties as Secretary-General in January of this year, my very first act was to issue an appeal for peace -- a call on citizens, governments and leaders everywhere to put peace first. The International Day of Peace, observed every year on 21 September, embodies our shared aspiration to end the needless suffering caused by...
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united-nations-secretary-general-antonio-guterres-message-on-world-oceans-day  “Our Oceans, Our Future” 8 June 2017 The oceans make our home a blue planet.  The oceans regulate climate, generate oxygen, and provide ecosystem services, energy and minerals. The life teeming below their surfaces and along the shorelines is a source of food and medicines.   Oceans connect all of us, linking people and nations in...
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un-ocean-conference-wraps-up-with-actions-to-restore-ocean-health,-protect-marine-life TEHRAN, 11 June 2017 (UNIC) – The first-ever United Nations summit on oceans wrapped up on Friday 9 June with a global agreement to reverse the decline of the ocean's health, and more than 1,300 pledged actions for protecting the blue. “The bar has been raised on global consciousness and awareness of the problem in the oceans,” the...
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steering-the-debate-on-girls’-education-in-science,-technology,-engineering-and-mathematics-stem Despite unprecedented progress in expanding access to education, gender equality in education remains out of reach. More girls are in school today than ever before but socio-economic factors and gender-based discrimination prevent them from equal opportunities to complete and benefit from an education of their choice. A major concern is...
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un-chief,-security-council-strongly-condemns-deadly-terrorist-attacks-in-tehran TEHRAN, 8 June 2017 (UNIC) – Secretary-General António Guterres and the United Nations Security Council on Wednesday separately offered their condolences to the Iranian Government and families of the people killed in the attacks in the country's capital, Tehran.  In a statement issued at UN Headquarters in New York on Wednesday, his...
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at-ocean-conference,-un-agencies-commit-to-cutting-harmful-fishing-subsidies TEHRAN, 7 June 2017 (UNIC) – As the international community focuses this week on preserving the health of global oceans and seas, the United Nations agencies on agriculture, environment and trade are committing to the sustainable trade of fisheries. The agencies – the UN Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO), the UN Environment...
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statement-of-un-secretary-general-antonio-guterres-on-the-occasion-of-the-anniversary-of-the-1967-arab-israeli-war-and-the-50-years-of-israeli-occupation-of-the-palestinian-territory Today (5 June 2017)  marks 50 years since the start of the 1967 Arab-Israeli war, which resulted in Israel’s occupation of the West Bank, East Jerusalem, Gaza and the Syrian Golan and the displacement of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians and Syrians. This occupation has imposed a heavy humanitarian and development burden on the...
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unfpa-mourns-passing-of-executive-director TEHRAN, 6 June 2017 (UNIC) -- With profound sadness, UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, announces that its Executive Director, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, passed away suddenly at his home Monday night.  He was 68 years old. “This is a devastating loss for UNFPA and for the people, especially women, girls and youth, he dedicated his...
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